Fukushima owner says plant may be leaking radiation into sea

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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:44 PM
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TEPCO, operator of the Fukushima nuclear facility, failed to confirm that radiation leaks at the plant had fully stopped. This came after a US report that irradiated fish are still being caught off the coast of Japan following the 2011 meltdown. ­The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) told journalists Friday they could not confirm that radiation had stopped leaking from the nuclear power plant struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Still, they said that radiation levels in the seawater and seabed soil around the plant were declining. A recent article in the academic journal Science revealed that 40 percent of bottom-dwelling marine species in the area show cesium-134 and 137 levels that are still higher than normal. “The numbers aren't going down. Oceans usually cause the concentrations to decrease if the spigot is turned off,” Ken Buesseler, study author and senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution told the Associated Press. “There has to be somewhere they're picking up the cesium.” “Option one is the seafloor is the source of the continued contamination. The other source could be the reactors themselves,” Buesseler added. Radioactive cesium is a human-made radioactive isotope produced through nuclear fission of the element cesium. It has a half-life of 30 years, making it extremely toxic. TEPCO confirmed that the radioactive water used to cool the plant’s reactors leaked into the ocean several times, most recently in April. The plant is struggling to find space to store the tens of thousands of tons of highly contaminated water used to cool the broken reactors and prevent it from a meltdown. The company managed to collect the water used to cool the spent fuel rods and circulate it back into reactor cores, so the reactors are now being cooled with recycled water. However, groundwater is still seeping through cracks in basement where the reactor and turbine are stored, posing further dangers. With the groundwater seeping in, the volume of decontaminated water collected and stored at the Fukushima Daiichi plant could triple within three years, TEPCO told the AP. The accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant was triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. An enormous tsunami crashed onto the land, resulting in the flash-flooding of four of the plant’s six reactors, shattering the cooling system. This led to a series of oxygen blasts, and a partial meltdown of the reactor core. The incident was the biggest nuclear disaster in 25 years since the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Multiple cases of contamination of air and seawater by radioactive material have been reported. Over 140,000 people were forced to leave an evacuation area 40 kilometers in diameter around the plant. Most of those people are still living in shelters. Full management of the disaster, including dismantling the reactors, is expected to take around 40 years.



on.rt.com...

and this other link is about the fish that are radioactive.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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What do you have to say about this?

Opinion?

Thoughts?

Anything?



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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the usual i suppose its bad tepco is bad blah blah blah we all know the script!!! i was just passing on news..............



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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It's been leaking since the earthquake and tsunami first happened. You should read the monster thread here, in the Japan forum. A multitude of issues on leaking radiation have been discussed every which way possible.

Des



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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thank you.
im just looking threw it at the min in another tab but wow 1348 pages will keep me busy for a while



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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I don't mean to be a jerk, but we can go look up articles anywhere. This is a discussion forum. Post an article, but if you want people to discuss it, it's your responsibility to kick things off.. and no, "blah blah blah" doesn't count



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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ok then dude. well firstly let me answer your question with a question. if they had been upfront from the get go would we be in the same situation? no im not being a jerk
honest question
i dont think much could of been done the only way they could of prevented this would of been not to build it in the first place



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by jerseychannelislands
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ok then dude. well firstly let me answer your question with a question. if they had been upfront from the get go would we be in the same situation? no im not being a jerk
honest question
i dont think much could of been done the only way they could of prevented this would of been not to build it in the first place


While I agree it wasn't the smartest idea to build a nuclear power plant in an area of the world prone to earthquakes, right on the ocean, the fact remains Japan is an island.
In any case, accidents like this prove that no place is really "safe" to build a nuclear power plant.

You have Al Gore coming out trying to convince us that humanity really is the problem. We all need to ride our bikes to work or walk... or we're all going to die. Every time we fart, a bird falls out of the sky due to the mass of carbon dioxide released from your azz.

People swallow that hook line and sinker, but when it comes to nuclear power plants... it's news for a while then "meh whatever..." when in fact every nuclear power plant on this planet is a NUCLEAR BOMB just waiting to go off.

As of right now there are 435 Nuclear Reactors operational in the world. That's enough potential material to render this planet uninhabitable for eternity.... there is no bigger problem in the world today.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by HIWATT
What do you have to say about this?


The same as when the meltdown occured.


Opinion?


Japan is screwed


Thoughts?


Chernobyl


Anything?


My best wishes to the people of Japan...



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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if this is true then surely we are all in for it unless we can scrape together 25billion euros!!!!!www.independ... ent.co.uk/news/world/europe/europes-dangerous-nuclear-plants-need-25bn-safety-refit-8196457.html


Europe's 'dangerous' nuclear plants need €25bn safety refit




Nuclear "stress tests" carried out at the European Union's 143 atomic reactors have exposed "hundreds" of problems which could need up to €25bn of investment in order to restore proper plant safety levels, a report reveals today. The disturbing safety shortcomings were disclosed in a leaked draft of a report on the state of Europe's atomic power industry, which is due to be published by the European Commission in Brussels today. It was commissioned in the aftermath of last year's nuclear disaster in Japan, when an earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to a meltdown at three of the Fukushima nuclear plant's reactors. The draft, which could differ from the final version of the report, concluded that "on the basis of the stress test results, practically all nuclear plants need to undergo safety improvements". "Hundreds of technical upgrade measures have already been identified," it added. With Europe struggling to shake off its economic woes, the draft report warned that safety precautions differed greatly and that the amount needed to upgrade them ranged from €30m to €200m per reactor unit – or a total of up to €25bn across the EU. It also pointed out that 47 of the EU's plants contained a total of 111 reactors which were surrounded by more than 100,000 inhabitants living within 30km.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by HIWATT
reply to post by jerseychannelislands
 


I don't mean to be a jerk, but we can go look up articles anywhere. This is a discussion forum. Post an article, but if you want people to discuss it, it's your responsibility to kick things off.. and no, "blah blah blah" doesn't count


then report it your not a mod and youre not adding anything better than the OP's article.

thanks for posting OP that monster thread is a headache.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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It's been leaking since the earthquake and tsunami first happened. You should read the monster thread here, in the Japan forum. A multitude of issues on leaking radiation have been discussed every which way possible.

Des

Greetings Esteemed Member Destinyone:

Yes, the 'Japan declares...' monster thread is a long read, but it also contains nuggets not found in other mines and well worth the time and effort if one truly is interested in understanding what really happened/is happening at Fukushima..

This is our latest offering separate from our participation in that thread, presented as another way to draw out the gubment shills and various others and have a go.

It seems to be working.

FukuGate: We've been conned

Thank you for all you do and be safe.

Peace Love Light
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[color=magenta]Liberty & Equality or Revolution





posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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lol @ leaking.


it's not only leaking but the water being used to cool what's left of these reactor cores is being pumped into the ocean on purpose, since they're running out of storage for said water. they have been doing this since day one and it's common knowledge how they started and continue to cool what they can.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
lol @ leaking.


it's not only leaking but the water being used to cool what's left of these reactor cores is being pumped into the ocean on purpose, since they're running out of storage for said water. they have been doing this since day one and it's common knowledge how they started and continue to cool what they can.


LOL x2 and they still post articles like " fish around fuku. still have same amount of radiation as last year"

big surprise!





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